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16. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 14:51 Beamer
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 14:40:
Task wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 12:46:
Oh yeah and that Buffett guy avoids millions in taxes in offshore accounts, while believing the middle class should be heavily taxed, while his Berkshire company hasn't paid taxes in 10 years. sweet. The poor get poorer, and the rich get richer. nice, good game

None of that is true... He's long called bullshit on the rationalizations for greed which many in his industry put forth, and has been a strong advocate for people who make money through money, rather than labor, i.e. the rich, to be paying taxes on that income as earned income, rather than as capital gains, which are taxed at a much lower rate. In short, he's kind of the antithesis of your typical uber-rich asshole.

Most financiers are scum, sure, but if there was a moral model which we wished our capital owning class to aspire to, Buffett would probably be close to it.

Task is basically babbling. Nothing he's saying is supported. Believes the middle class should be heavily taxed? Links? He believes the top 1% should be much, much heavier taxed.

And Berkshire has paid little taxes, true. But they haven't had to. Do you think they should pay taxes they don't owe? How does that make sense? Do you ever do your taxes, think you should pay more, so you just throw a few hundred more in?

Let's call him a criminal for doing nothing wrong yet often saying our system is totally borked and all we're doing is making the rich superrich!

Christ, read a newspaper.
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